Dr. Darrell Bock, executive director of the The Hendricks Center, talks with Dr. Gary Barnes, professor of Biblical Studies, and Wendy Miller, founding partner at Sparrow House Counseling, on the topic of difficult conversations.
Dr. Bock is senior research professor of New Testament and executive director for cultural engagement at Dallas Theological Seminary. He has authored or edited more than forty books, including Jesus according to Scripture: Restoring the Portrait from the Gospels, Jesus in Context: Background Readings for Gospel Study, Studying the Historical Jesus: A Guide to Sources and Methods, Jesus the Messiah: Tracing the Promises, Expectations, and Coming of Israel’s King, Who Is Jesus?: Linking the Historical Jesus with the Christ of Faith, and Key Events in the Life of the Historical Jesus: A Collaborative Exploration of Context and Coherence.
Dr. Barnes is an ordained minister and a licensed psychologist who specializes in marriage and family research, counseling, and training. After graduating from DTS he served as an assistant pastor for seven years. While in the New York area he was a research project coordinator at NYU Medical Center’s Family Studies Clinic and later completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship through Parkland Hospital (Dallas) and the Child Guidance Clinics of Dallas and Texoma. His great celebrations of life are his wife, four adult kids plus three more by marriage, seven grandkids, and bicycle racing.
Before moving to Dallas, Wendy completed her undergraduate work at Oklahoma State University in the field of Family Relations and Child Development, and then spent a year serving at Shelterwood, a residential center for teens of families in crisis. In 2001, Wendy decided to pursue a Masters in Biblical Counseling at Dallas Theological Seminary in order to use her gifts and skills in a professional setting. During her time in graduate school, Wendy served as a counseling intern on the Trauma Floor at Timberlawn Mental Health System. She has been in private practice since 2004 and has cultivated experience with individual, couple, and group counseling. Now in practice at Sparrow House Counseling, Wendy enjoys working with individuals and families as they seek to take the next step in their personal recovery and healing.